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Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
. jim? >>> we have learned how the world will pay tribute to nelson mandela. a schedule of formal events to honor the president. he died last night at the age of 95. this sunday will be a day of prayer and reflection. on tuesday, there's a memorial in johannesburg stadium. the antiapartheid leader's body will stay for several days before the burial sunday. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with more on the services planned here. shomari? >> reporter: yes, we have services that start, but i must first point out tonight at 7:00 there's a prayer service here in front of the nelson mandela statue. it's worth mentioning that i don't know how many people are going to show up. this weather is really bad out here. i have seen a couple people come here recently. as far as a lot of folks coming out, due to this weather, i don't know how many people are going to show up. many folks are coming to pay tribute to nelson mandela. >> it's a very sad day. >> reporter: carolyn farmer signs a book at the south african embassy sending condolences to mandela's
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
, he belongs to the ages. >> what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek. >> good evening from washington. in its own way is in a state of mourning tonight. nelson mandela was historic figure, inspiration and role model for africans, south africans, but americans as well in our own troubles racial history and struggle to overcome that mirrored to americans in the life and the struggle and the suffering and then the triumph and the leadership of nelson mandela whose passing at 95 was noted by his successor, south african president, jacob zuma. >> yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. and in him, we saw so much of ourselves. >> reporter: one of those who says he was especially inspired is american president, barack obama, who shared his reaction a few moments ago to the passing of south africa's first black president. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by hopes and
Dec 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
nelson mandela. it was an outpouring of love and gratitude for a man who sacrificed so much and inspired so many. news 4's tracie potts is in south africa. >> reporter: south africans believe this is one of the biggest gatherings ever of celebrities and world leaders. >> a great outpouring from all over the world. amazing. >> reporter: musicians, actors and 100 or more vips joined ordinary african citizens who sat in the rain for hours to be part of history here and at dozens of viewing sites all over the country. >> we came from our jobs and then we had to stop and then we had to take this opportunity for the last time. >> reporter: the stadium roared when president obama was first spotted in the audience. he made news shaking hands with cuban president raul castro, then took the stage to euligize mandela, describing him as a giant of history but human. >> he was not a bust made of march bell, he was a man of flesh and blood, a son and a husband, a father and a friend. while i will always fall short of madiba's example, he makes me want to be a better man. >> reporter: mandela'
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
storm is moving east and we could feel the effects tomorrow. >>> plus, nelson mandela's family speaking out for the first time since his death. and a costly crime spree. see the damage done in one d.c. neighborhood. >>> good evening, i'm adam toss it's the calm before the storm. winter weather blasted the midwest from texas to tennessee. subfreezing temperatures, snow and ice and we're going to get hit with snow, sleet and freezing rain tomorrow. state highway crews already treating local roads. and warning people to avoid driving if possible. tonight we're on storm watch. da darsie spencer has more. >> this just in, a winter weather advisory has been issued for washington and areas of southern maryland. areas back to the west after a winter storm watch. now these weather alerts will begin tomorrow morning, and they're going to run through monday morning. the greatest concern with the system will be freezing rain it could lead to power outages, especially for areas to the west of the district if we can switch computers over to max 22 where i can show you the winter storm watch
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
coming up in sports. >>> mourning continues in south africa. how nelson mandela was honored today. >>> we see rain and snow continuing to make the way across. sleet and freezing rain will pose big problems for early tomorrow morning. we will have the latest on our
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